July 2003
Airman;Jul2003, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p56
The article presents a picture of a Douglas World Cruiser with floats attached that soars above a freighter during one of the 73 separate flights required to complete the first around-the-world trip. Naval support played a key role, providing the critical logistical support to make the mission succeed. For example, ships were used to deliver the 17 Liberty engines used by the four aircraft during the epic flight, which included the first aerial crossing of the Pacific Ocean.


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